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Who are the best Chelsea picks for Double Gameweek 37?

By The Scout 18 May 2023
Sterling celebrates his goal v Forest

The Scout assesses who to target for the Blues’ encounters against Man City and Man Utd

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Raheem Sterling (£9.7m) has been Chelsea’s top-performing player in Fantasy since Frank Lampard returned as head coach.

The winger scored twice against Nottingham Forest last weekend and has also supplied an assist over the last six matches, totalling 25 points.

Sterling's second goal v Forest

Conor Gallagher (£5.6m) has also found the net on two occasions to collect 21 points.

Although both players have started five of Lampard’s six Premier League fixtures in charge, their pitch time has still been affected by rotation. Sterling averages 65 per match, while Gallagher averages 71 minutes.

Enzo Fernandez (£5.0m) is the only Chelsea player to start all six of those matches. 

Points under Lampard
Player G A Starts Sub Mins/app Pts
Sterling 2 1 5 1 65.3 25
Gallagher 2 0 5 1 71.2 21
Kepa 0 0 5 0 90 16
Madueke 1 0 3 1 59.5 13
Felix 1 0 2 3 40.4 12

The team statistics highlight Chelsea’s struggles and are perhaps a reflection of Lampard’s tinkering.

Attacking stats under Lampard
Chelsea Total PL Rank
Goals 7 14=
Shots 68 14
Shots in box 41 16
Big chances 7 17=
Shots on target 22 13

They have scored seven goals in their last six matches, a total better only than the six of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

That’s backed up further by the underlying numbers, with Chelsea's 41 shots in the box and seven big chances both placing them among the bottom five clubs.

The defensive numbers are similarly uninspiring, with Chelsea yet to keep a clean sheet under their interim manager.

Defensive stats under Lampard
Chelsea Total PL Rank
Goals conceded 11 11=
Big chances conceded 14 13
Shots faced 79 12
Shots in box faced 60 15
Shots on target faced 30 11=

When it comes to conceding opportunities, their totals of 14 big chances conceded, 79 shots faced, 60 shots in the box faced and 30 shots on target all sit outside the top 10 of clubs who have the best stats here.

Player stats under Lampard
Player Shots Shots in box Big chances Shots on target Chances created
Felix 8 5 1 3 1
Gallagher 7 4 1 4 3
Sterling 7 4 1 2 5
Aubameyang 6 6 1 1 1
Madueke 5 4 1 3 0

The player statistics further highlight the issues with the Chelsea attack.

Joao Felix’s (£7.1m) eight shots are a team-leading total, despite starting only two of the previous six matches.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£8.4m) has recorded six shots in the box, more than any team-mate, yet he has started just once for Lampard.

Indeed, not a single player has been supplied with more than one big chance since Lampard returned.

Considering their two Double Gameweek 37 matches are away to both Manchester City and Manchester United, teams with much to play for, investing in Chelsea assets clearly comes with a big risk attached.

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Sterling’s potential for huge hauls, as evidenced by his display last weekend, makes him the one Blues player to buy for those willing to take a chance on Lampard’s side.

Also in this series

Part 1: FPL experts: Best players to target for Double Gameweek 37
Part 2: The Scout's best Man Utd picks for Double Gameweek 37
Part 3: FPL experts: Should you sell Salah for Fernandes or De Bruyne?
Part 5: The Scout's best Man City picks for Double Gameweek 37
Part 6: FPL experts: Who to target for Man City's Double Gameweek

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